Research Executive

Location
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary
Starting salary £20,000
Posted
19 Dec 2016
Closes
19 Jan 2017
Job Type
Graduate jobs
Start Date
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Description:

Blueprint Partnership is a dynamic, growing company that specializes in the design and execution of international marketing research for the pharmaceutical industry. We advise pharmaceutical companies on their development and marketing strategy for drugs that are in clinical trials and up to and beyond launch. Our clients include many of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies, such as GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and AstraZeneca.
We are currently seeking graduates to join our team as Research Executives, with an initial 6 month temporary contract leading to a permanent contract thereafter assuming satisfactory performance.

Your role will be to work as part of a team to manage multiple marketing research studies for clients within the pharmaceutical industry and will include a wide range of activities such as:
 

  • Supporting the preparation of proposals for potential new projects.

  • Assisting in the design of study materials.

  • Briefing fieldwork agencies and moderators on the objectives and logistics of the study.

  • Liaising with international field agencies to ensure recruitment and interviews are conducted to a high standard in a timely manner.

  • Conducting telephone or face to face interviews with health care professionals in the UK or US.

  • Attending and viewing research internationally (primarily within Europe but also US &/or Asia as required).

  • Supporting in the analysis and presentation development for each study.

  • Attending and contributing to client meetings and presentations.

Qualifications:

Minimum 2.1 degree in a relevant subject, i.e. Biological / Life sciences is preferred but other relevant subjects will be considered (i.e. Social sciences, Marketing, Business) provided an interest in the pharmaceutical industry can be demonstrated.

Skills:

  • Ability to work under pressure.

  • High level of pro-activity, initiative and organisation.

  • Strong written & verbal communication and presentation skills as appropriate for a client facing role.

  • A strong team player but with an ability to work autonomously.

  • Attention to detail and quality focused.

  • Ability to multi-task and manage your own time.

  • Strong analytical and interpretation skills.

  • Ability to adapt to different types of projects and different challenges during projects

  • Ability to understand complex scientific information / medical conditions and build an appreciation of marketing principles and the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Numeracy - ability to work with quantitative data albeit with support from our in house statisticians.

  • Computer literacy - especially Microsoft Office applications such as PowerPoint, Word, Excel.

  • A desire and determination to develop within your given role, and deliver all work to the best of your ability

Starting Date: TBC

Applicants must be free to travel within the EU, at short notice, to meet the job specification

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to m.evans@blueprintpartnership.com